Some Hacking Ways
First off, the CIA is able to see into certain messaging apps. This lets them see all of their victims texts. The developers of these major brand apps, such as Signal and Whatsapp, assured their users that the hackers are hacking their phones, not their apps. In the documents, many name’s of the CIA’s hacking tools were released too. For example, the Time Stopper, Fight Club, Jukebox, Bartender, Wild Turkey, Margarita and RickyBobby. The RickyBobby is a tool that puts itself inside a person computer and collects all of their files.
Wikileaks with the supreme hacking secrets
The documents also showed some CIA members bragging over text about their supreme hacking ways. The documents also had information about exchanges between certain countries and organizations about intell information and hacking techniques. Wikileaks announced that it is withholding some information about the CIA from the public. According to New York times, Wikileaks said, "The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive,".
The CIA's struggle
This is a huge blow to the CIA, whose information is now all out for the public to see. Assange commented about the effect this has on the CIA. According to USA today Assange said, "The Central Intelligence Agency lost control of its entire cyber weapons arsenal,this is an historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and stored it all in one place and not secured it."